The NFL’s game of quarterback musical chairs has officially begun. Who will the New York Jets end up with?
With a bevy of longtime franchise faces poised to separate with their current teams and a strong rookie quarterback class on its way in, the NFL is about to see a massive overhaul at the signal-caller position in the 2021 offseason. At the forefront of that movement will be the New York Jets.
Joe Douglas‘ team will be one of the major determinants in how this whole thing plays out. He has possession of Sam Darnold, who would certainly attract interest from QB-needy teams on the market, but he also has the assets and draft position to either make an aggressive offer for disgruntled Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson or hang tight and draft a quarterback with the second overall pick. The Jets’ decision will be one of the most important dominoes to fall across the league.
If the Jets do stay put at No. 2 and set their sights on a quarterback, they will have a tough decision ahead of them with two very worthy options on the table. Should they go with Ohio State’s Justin Fields or BYU’s Zach Wilson?
Or, could Douglas shock the world by trading and down and still taking a quarterback – particularly North Dakota State’s Trey Lance?
As we enter February, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will be under center for the Jets in September. Numerous players have a chance to end up being the man in Florham Park.
On the latest episode of the Cool Your Jets podcast, Ben Blessington and Michael Nania discussed the positives and negatives behind each of the Jets’ possible quarterback options, while also debating which route they think Joe Douglas is most likely to take.